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Paterson Says Gay Marriage Bill Will Pass In New York

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson said Thursday that he expects to sign a same-sex marriage bill into law in the coming weeks. Paters...

Unions, NY Assembly Want To Curb 'Temporary' Hires, Governor Paterson Disagrees

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Public worker unions and New York's Assembly are angling to curb the hiring of temporary workers and consultants instead of perma...

Going Broke in Albany, Part 1: Explaining The Budget and How We're Botching It

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

If the Senate gets their way, in just a few years we'll end up having to gut education, Medicaid, and public assistance. In just a few months, we'll have to lay off state employees.

MTA Cuts Likely If Paterson, Albany Cut Aid | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Among the billions of dollars in cuts that were proposed by Gov. David A. Paterson last week was $113 million in state financing for the Metropolitan ...

New New York License Plates Will Go Forward, Fee Or No Fee

The Ithaca Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

While state leaders say they will work to repeal a new fee on license-plate purchases, there are no immediate plans to drop the production of new plat...

$2.5 Billion Budget Cuts: Paterson To Slash Health, Education | Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Get ready for more pain. Gov. Paterson will propose $2.5 billion in budget cuts today - primarily in health and education - to close a mushrooming def...

Alex Paterson

AP | COLLEEN LONG and MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Officials say New York Gov. David Paterson's teenage son was taken into police custody after he was seen rolling dice near his high s...

Lazy Legislature Fails To Deal With Budget, Gay Marriage

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — With New York drowning in deepening deficit spending and running out of cash to pay huge bills due next month, the Legislature me...

Kirsten Gillibrand Weighed Down By Paterson Anchor

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson keeps sinking in the public's opinion, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is stuck in the vortex: She has t...

Paterson's State Of The State Will Focus On Corruption | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson on Wednesday will unveil a set of sweeping proposals to rein in political corruption in state government, including vastly expa...

Paterson: We | DANNY HAKIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson took the rare step on Monday of addressing a joint session of the Legislature during its traditional off-season and used the sp...

Schumer Quiet On Health Care Bill Problems For New York | By Michael Mcauliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When the feds whack New York, you usually hear Chuck Schumer lead the outrage. But on health care, he's been practically mute about some mighty hits h...

"Informed Sources": What Really Happened When Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin Got Into Upstate New York Politics

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The latest tempest involved New York's 23rd Congressional district, where the Republican candidate was forced out of the race because of her positions on gay and abortion rights.

Paterson's Poll Numbers On The Rise, But Still Killed By Cuomo

The Ithaca Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David Paterson's tough talk on the state's fiscal crisis and his battle with the Legislature helped boost his once record-low approval rating amo...

Bloomberg Backs Paterson On Budget | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Bloomberg, who has emerged as one of Paterson's chief defenders in the budget battle, urged lawmakers to "cut the guy a break" and to end "this crazin...

New York For Gillibrand

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ryan J. Davis

It's time for New Yorkers to rally around their new senator, regardless of their feelings on lame-duck Paterson. Gillibrand seems ready to provide us with progressive leadership.

New York's Tough Enough for Terrorist Trials

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Winship

Most of us who live not far from Ground Zero, and who were here on 9/11, see New York as an appropriate and just venue, and aren't afraid that the trial will result in terrorist retribution.

A Pileup of Lawsuits Slams Atlantic Yards

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

Where are the charges of frivolity when it comes to Ratner's, Bloomberg's and Paterson's hardheaded goal of building the most expensive arena in history, in the middle of a recession and housing crisis?

Paterson: 'Cutting Now Will Be Less Damaging Than Gutting Later' | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson took to the radio, trying, in interviews on half a dozen stations, to add a sense of urgency to the budget negotiations, and re...

Losing Jobs to Jersey

Kathryn Wylde | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn Wylde

Depository Trust and Clearing Corp. is just the latest in a string of firms lured across the Hudson by state incentives. Since the '80s, major New York employers have moved tens of thousands of jobs.

Paterson: Son Wasn't Gambling In Dice Game

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson says the debit card his son had when stopped by police was found near a subway garbage can and never...

Poll: Paterson Job Approval Increases To 21

The New York Observer | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After a concerted political blitz including a television ad campaign, a new poll finds David Paterson's approval and favorability ratings inched up th...

Gov. David Paterson: Charles Rangel's Seat May Be Next Stop | Dan Janison | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One interesting notion drawing chatter on the political circuit: That Rangel would retire midterm, with party leaders paving the way for a poll-vexed ...

Paterson's State Of The State Touches On Ethics, Spending

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David Paterson's state of the state speech Wednesday had a familiar ring to it: He said New York is overspending and in a fiscal, political and e...

New York State has a Big Choice - Monday

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jack Hidary

Let's see if our dysfunctional state system can pass a bill that helps us all or whether we are doomed to be left behind as the rest of the country benefits from the new energy economy.